Rico Suave Posted December 1, 2022 Report Share Posted December 1, 2022 Sorry to skew the discussion, but since Davide, David and Jackson opened the can of worms... Just what are some of the currently acceptable visible 'mistakes' (details) that show the hand of an individual craftsman rather than the sterile work of a factory fiddle? I suppose, such details as the (not readily visible) inside surface of the ribs or the blocks left with the grooves of a toothed plane, or other tool marks, may qualify, but, EXTERNALLY, what tool marks, asymmetries or nuanced details should one avoid spending too much effort to efface? Let's take Purfling as an example; deepening layout lines and cutting the walls with a knife (or even a Dremel /Mill Cutter) may lead to cutting some areas wider than is wanted, resulting in a loose dry fit, or even a gap. Glue will fill the gap, but will show as a 'bulge' of the darker outer strip - Is this 'acceptable'? It certainly may be indicative of (unsteady) hand-work. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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